The Oscars are coming to a red carpet near you this Sunday, and it's easy for your ego and self-esteem to take a beating while you're watching. Thoughts like, "She's HOW old?" and "Wow, her ass looks great in that" may pop into your mind while watching the slinky, strapless fish tail gowns and their flawless inhabitants go by. Well, if this makes you feel any better, those stars--even the ones who are slim and trim--get a LOT of help to look that sleek and svelte, in the form of high tech undergarments.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to several Hollywood stylists who style the likes of Penelope Cruz, Dakota Fanning, and Emily Blunt. And they spilled a lot of their cinching secrets. While a lot of designers (like Elie Saab, Rouland Mouret, and Valentino) build things like corsetry, bust padding, and mesh netting into their gowns, stylists have an entire arsenal of undergarments at their disposal.
Because we think everyone, and not only Hollywood starlets, should have the right to look svelte and lump-free under their couture gowns, we pulled out all the products recommended by the stylists--Cristina Ehrlich, George Kotsiopoulos, Jessica Paster, and Cameron SIlver--and figured out where you can buy them. Click through to check out all the compression garments, girdles, and corsets. They may not be sexy but they can be your little secret.